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“Mike Harding live” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Spa
Ranked #11 of 51 things to do in Bridlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Bridlington Spa is a theatre, ballroom, art gallery and conference centre located on the south bay of Bridlington. Originally built in 1896, the building has undergone four rebuilds/refurbishments over the years; the latest being a £20M refurbishment between 2006 and 2008. The venue features a huge Art Deco Ballroom, Edwardian proscenium-arched theatre with flytower, art gallery displaying local artists' work and a cafe benefiting from panoramic views across the beach and sea. You can see as far as Withernsea on a clear day. The venue is home to touring musicals on the Yorkshire Coast, is known for producing it's own theatre and repertory season and is often used by top names in the music industry to launch arena tours. The venue's programme features in excess of 400 entertainment shows each year as well as more than 350 business events. Bridlington Spa is open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Mike Harding live”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The first time I have been in the Spa Theatre. I sat in the front row of the upper circle (row F) and there was very little legroom. If you are over six feet tall, or have a leg measurement over 30 inches I would give this venue a miss. I was seriously cramped after two and a half hours.
The only row in the circle which appears to have adequate leg room is row E, (the back row of the lower circle) and I know in future to avoid any row in the circle with the exception of row E.
Mike Harding was brilliant and well worth the £14 and the cramp.

Visited April 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Scooter Rally”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Usually we come here in October to see the scooter exhibition and dance the night away to Northern Soul.
Today we are sat in the cafe with big windows overlooking the Sea.
Not the cheapest tea in the world but the view was good and the company better.

Visited March 2013
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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“Springtime Variety Show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went to the Spa in a party for the Springtime Variety Show with lunch beforehand.
I give it an excellent review, but sadly have to mention some minus points
The lunch was billed as carvery, when taking our place at table it was obvious that a carvery would not be possible due to numbers, out came a plated meal which was excellent, plenty of turkey and a great sellection of veg, piping hot and very tasty, but why not tell us it was going to be a no choice meal of turkey, one of our party does not like foul, surely he could have been offered an alternative. We had a drink before our meal, pints in plastic glasses, very difficult to drink from, even plastic tumblers for the water from a GLASS jug, what a shame they took the edge of the meal with this penny pinching.
On to the show, what a great show it was, four young guys who sung and danced their hearts out to a very appreciative audience, the compere/comedian was brillient, he set his performance to the audience in the theatre, very funny without being smutty, the afternoon went by so quick by the very fact that the show was fantastic.

Visited March 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great working atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

I worked their for a brief 9 months in 2009. Everyone who works in the building is friendly. Everyone will talk to you, from the cleaners right up to the managers. There is a warm community feel to the building. I would recommend anyone to work there. I hope it goes from strength to strength!

Visited April 2012
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Bridlington
1 review
“Poor food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Last year we had lunch at the spa cafe twice a week always enjoying a salad with a pot of tea and small piece of shortbread,convenient as we are local ,today we decided to have lunch at the spa the first time since Christmas and it was so disappointing,no little piece of shortbread anymore and the tea isn't cheap.
We ordered two turkey salads the turkey was bone dry we bought it home for the dog she thought the same turning her nose up at it,the salad was lifeless and not a lot of it there was no coleslaw and the bread roll was not fully cooked just like part baked bread.on the wall in the cafe there is a notice telling to fill in a satisfaction form,upon asking for said form was told they had run out of forms.we will not be returning to the spa. I give it 2 out of five because the cup of tea was nice.

Visited March 2013
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